The decision by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to quit life as senior royals surprised the world on Wednesday night.It is understood the royal couple had just begun talks with the Queen and Charles about their future roles when they made their decision to go public.The mood at Buckingham Palace is understood to be one of disappointment while the BBC has reported that senior royals have been "hurt" by the announcement.Read more from Yahoo News UK:School urges parents to put their phones down and smile at their kidsOne in five Brits believe aliens are already living on EarthFather of UK’s worst rapist says son’s punishment ‘fits his crimes’Britain’s newspapers had their say on ‘Megxit’ this morning - and several front pages feature blistering attacks on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Not a single paper was sympathetic to Harry and Meghan, although some were more reserved in their views, arguing the desire for less scrutiny by splitting their time on both sides of the Atlantic is understandable, especially since the birth of son Archie.Others are more scathing.
President Donald Trump has met the Queen as the first day of his three-day State Visit gets under way.President Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania as he landed at Stansted Airport in Essex before stepping off Air Force One just after 9am.Mr Trump arrived in Britain having already created a considerable degree of political turbulence with comments on the Tory leadership race, Brexit and the Duchess of Sussex and wasted in no time in making his feelings known.Just moments before he stepped onto UK soil, he launched a trademark Twitter broadside at London mayor Sadiq Khan, who he branded a ‘stone cold loser’ who has done a ‘terrible job’.Mr Trump’s packed itinerary on his three-day trip will see him meeting the Queen and other senior royals, as well as Theresa May in her final days as Prime Minister.On meeting the Queen sharp-eyed spectators hoping for the President to make a faux pas suggested Mr Trump had attempted to fist bump Her Majesty as he was introduced.The Duke of Sussex will also attend a private lunch at the palace – although his wife, who is on maternity leave, will be at home with their four-week-old son, Archie.In a potentially awkward start to the trip, Mr Trump has already had to deny making “bad” comments about Meghan.He tweeted to say that he did not brand the American former actress “nasty” when he was recently confronted with comments she made before the 2016 US elections saying she would leave the country if he won.He blamed the “Fake News Media” for the reports and, asked at the White House on Sunday evening if he was willing to apologise to the royal family, or to clarify the comments made to the Sun’s political editor, Mr Trump replied: “No, I made no bad comment. Thank you.”A string of events have been prepared to honour the couple, including a ceremonial welcome in the Buckingham Palace garden before Mr Trump has the opportunity to inspect the Guard of Honour.
The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary on November 20, 2018.The couple were married on November 20th 1947, in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey.For their anniversary however, the Queen and Prince Philip seemed to have opted for a more private affair.Here is a look back over their 71 years of marriage.
After months of preparation, the day of the royal wedding is here.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at midday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests in a touching ceremony. Meghan wore a Givenchy dress designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller and a five-metre train. Both Meghan and Harry broke royal tradition: Meghan, by changing her vows to not include the line of “obeying” her husband, and Harry by choosing to wear a wedding ring.Celebrity guests included David and Victoria Beckham, Amal and George Clooney, Oprah and Elton John.These are the best pictures of the big day.